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mows
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Re: Layman's (simple) question about Wiles, FLT and TaniyamaShimura
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Mar 16, 2002 10:52 AM


Wiles proved the semistable case of TaniyamaShimura which was enough to do Fermat's last theorem Ribet showed that a proof exited for the full TaniyamaShimura in 1999, finally being proved by Breuil, Conrad, Diamond & Taylor
so to your question
> In the broadest terms, would it be accurate to say that Andrew Wiles > succeed in _proving_ the TaniyamaShimura Conjecture
no
>or did he only > prove, as Daney implies, a special _case_ of the TaniyamaShimura?
yes, although 'only' is a probably not the right word!
Dr mows



